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The Special Collections and Institutional Archives departments create finding aids for the Getty Research Institute's archival and visual resource collections and for a few historical records of the J. Paul Getty Trust. A "finding aid" describes the scope and contents of a group of records and provides an inventory of materials within the records.

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 Creator/Collector:  Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996
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 Title:  Edmund Teske papers  
 Dates:  1933-1996 
 Abstract:  The papers document Edmund Teske's life and work as a photographer, poet and teacher. Materials include correspondence informative of Teske's relationships with his family, colleagues and critics; poetry and writings about photography and philosophy; exhibition materials; newspaper clippings and journal articles; teaching files; interview recordings and transcripts; and photographic materials. 
 Number:  2005.M.10 
 Creator/Collector:  Thing Quarterly
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 Title:  The Thing Quarterly  
 Dates:  2007-2014 
 Abstract:  The Thing is a quarterly periodical in the form of an object. Each year, four artists, writers, musicians or filmmakers are invited by the editors (Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan) to create an everyday object that somehow incorporates text. This object will be reproduced and hand wrapped at a wrapping party and then mailed to the homes of the subscribers with the help of the United States Postal Service. 
 Number:  2961-216 
 Creator/Collector:  Thomson, David Croal, 1855-1930
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 Title:  David Croal Thomson papers  
 Dates:  1879-1931 
 Abstract:  English art dealer and writer, Thomson (1855-1930) worked at or managed several major galleries in London and edited the Art Journal. The papers primarily contain professional and personal correspondence. Letters to and from leading artists and social figures trace artistic trends and tastes as well as Thomson's growing stature in London society. Personal correspondence consists largely of letters between members of Thomson's family. The collection includes a small number of clippings, itineraries, and ephemera. 
 Number:  910126 
 Creator/Collector:  Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949
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 Title:  Joaquín Torres-García papers  
 Dates:  circa 1904-1994 
 Abstract:  Uruguayan constructivist painter. Papers comprise published and unpublished manuscripts (including those by and about Torres-Garcia), sketches, charts, pamphlets, reviews of exhibitions, gallery notices, and art journals and catalogs. The collection also includes photocopies of Torres-Garcia's letters, manuscripts, and reviews. The development and impact of Torres-Garcia's art and ideas is traced through publications by groups affiliated with Torres-Garcia, including the Asociacíon de Arte Constructivo and El Taller Torres-García. 
 Number:  960087 
 Creator/Collector:  Tschichold, Edith
Tschichold, Jan, 1902-1974
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 Title:  Jan and Edith Tschichold papers  
 Dates:  1899-1979 (bulk 1920-1938) 
 Abstract:  German typographer and graphic designer. Correspondence between Jan Tschichold and his wife Edith and with a number of other artists, including Josef Albers, Herbert Bayer, John Heartfield, El Lissitzky, László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters, and Piet Zwart. Collection includes printed ephemera and clippings. A significant number of letters and printed materials relate to El Lissitzky. The bulk of the collection is dated 1920-1938. 
 Number:  930030 
 Creator/Collector:  Tuchman, Maurice
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 Title:  Maurice Tuchman papers  
 Dates:  1949-1998, undated 
 Abstract:  Maurice Tuchman (Jacksonville, Florida, 1936) is one of the most important curators to have emerged from Los Angeles, and his papers form a significant resource for the study of Southern California art history from the early 1960s to the 1990s. The archive documents many of Tuchman's projects both at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where he served as curator from 1964 to 1994, an those done outside the institution as a scholar and art consultant. His professional files include most notably his appointment books from 1965 to 1994, and the photographs he took during the installation of Art and Technology (1971). A large section of personal correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous papers is also present, together with some audiovisual materials. 
 Number:  2015.M.19 
 Creator/Collector:  Tuchman, Phyllis
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 Title:  Phyllis Tuchman interviews with artists  
 Dates:  1968-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection of 59 audio tapes records approximately 75 interviews conducted by art historian and critic Phyllis Tuchman with leading artists such as Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Philip Glass, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, John McCracken, Joan Mitchell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, among others. Also included are annotated transcriptions of interviews with eight artists. 
 Number:  2012.M.9 
 Creator/Collector:  Tucker, Marcia
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 Title:  Marcia Tucker papers  
 Dates:  1918-2007, bulk 1957-2005 
 Abstract:  Museum files, correspondence, writings and other materials pertinent to Marcia Tucker's career as curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and founding director of the New Museum (New York, N.Y.). 
 Number:  2004.M.13 
 Creator/Collector:  Tudor, David, 1926-1996
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 Title:  David Tudor papers  
 Dates:  1800-1998, bulk 1940-1996 
 Abstract:  Papers of the avant-garde pianist and electronic music composer, David Tudor, comprehensively document his participation in post-World War II experimental music. Scores by other composers, notably John Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Sylvano Bussotti, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tudor's realizations of their scores, and his own electronic compositional materials form the bulk of the collection. Archive includes correspondence, financial papers, programs and announcements, specifications and documentation for electronic equipment, and audio and video recordings. 
 Number:  980039 
 Creator/Collector:  Turnbull, Betty, 1924-2010
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 Title:  Betty Turnbull interviews with Southern California artists and related ephemera  
 Dates:  1960-1988 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of interviews with leading Southern California artists conducted by Betty Turnbull, in preparation for her 1976 exhibition The Last Time I Saw Ferus, which documented the circle of artists and art figures surrounding the Ferus Gallery. Also included are ephemera, photographs and correspondence relating to the exhibition and other projects. 
 Number:  2015.M.28 
 Creator/Collector:  Turpin, Georges, 1885-
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 Title:  Georges Turpin journals and letters  
 Dates:  1914-1952 
 Abstract:  French critic and poet. The collection consists of Turpin's journals from 1914 to 1952 as well as a set of ca. 240 letters received and critical studies and eulogies. Letters from some 50 correspondents, mostly artists, concern reviews, exhibitions, sales of paintings, and publications, and often contain musings on artistic theory and practice. 
 Number:  940116 
 Creator/Collector:  Tzara, Tristan, 1896-1963
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 Title:  Tristan Tzara manuscripts from the collection of René Gaffé  
 Dates:  1921-1931, undated 
 Abstract:  The handwritten and typed manuscripts by Tristan Tzara from the collection of René Gaffé are gathered in a volume whose binding was designed by Paul Bonet. The manuscripts consist of drafts of writings from Le cinéma calendrier du cœur abstrait, maison, La deuxième aventure céleste de monsieur Antipyrine, De nos oiseaux, Faites vos jeux and poems from L'antitête. Tipped into the volume are also a card from Tzara to Paul Éluard and a notebook containing pen-and-ink drawings. 
 Number:  2021.M.8